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Washington, D.C., July 26 2022 – The Crypto Council for Innovation, the industry’s premier global alliance of leaders, announced new hires to support the strategic growth of its policy and regulatory affairs team.
“The organization is expanding to meet the global challenge of advancing crypto innovation and these new executives have strategically worked at the highest levels of government around the world,” said Sheila Warren, CEO of the Crypto Council for Innovation. “We are actively engaged with members on Capitol Hill, on the state legislative level and gearing up for additional political support. Brett Quick and Linda Jeng will bring the passion and talent to be a force in crypto policy and support leaders as the industry continues its development.”
Linda Jeng joined as the new Chief Global Regulatory Officer and General Counsel. She is a Washington veteran, having spent most of her career in financial regulation and stability at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and other regulatory agencies, the Treasury Department, the Senate, and the Financial Stability Board in Switzerland.
Most recently, Linda was the Chief Policy & Regulatory Officer for the Centre Consortium, the stablecoin standards organization, and the Global Head of Policy at the startup Transparent Financial Systems. She is a Visiting Scholar on Financial Technology and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for International Economic Law and a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law School.
Brett Quick joined as Head of Government Affairs, North America. Brett brings considerable public sector experience to her new role having worked in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate in key financial services roles. As staff director of the Senate Banking Committee’s National Security, International Trade and Finance subcommittee and Deputy Chief of Staff for House Financial Services Committee Chairman Emeritus Spencer Bachus, Brett worked across the financial services ecosystem — on Capitol Hill, with the administration, and across party lines in order to achieve lasting policy goals.
Since leaving government, Brett has held a variety of roles representing companies in the financial services sector. As Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy for S&P Global, she focused on the development and implementation of corporate tax reform, as well as market structure and corporate governance. Most recently, as Co-Head of Government Affairs for the Financial Services Forum, Brett has coordinated the macro prudential regulatory strategy of member companies with Congress and the agencies.
Upcoming support for policy-makers
The team has been working to support policymakers on key issues such as sanctions evasion, the Transfer of Funds Regulation and the Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) agreement in Europe, and new digital asset legislation in the US. Local US state work in California and New York is also underway. Sternhell Group in Washington D.C., Majority Advisors, headed by the former Majority Leader of the State Assembly, in California, and Tusk Strategies are working with the team on key industry priorities.
Additional research and analysis work on the future of tech, climate and renewable energy is under development as are new resources for policy-makers.
About the Crypto Council for Innovation
The Crypto Council is the premier global alliance for advancing innovation. It believes in leading with a global view, advocating for inclusive regulation and developing evidence-based insights to support government and business leaders. It is headquartered in San Francisco and Washington, DC, with teams in New York, Denver, London and Hong Kong.